Moerdijk facility offers seal repair, manufacturing and maintenance services
Dallas, Texas, USA - September 5, 2006 - Flowserve Corp. (NYSE: FLS), a global provider of fluid motion and control products and services, announces the opening of its Quick Response Center (QRC) in Moerdijk, Netherlands. The Moerdijk QRC is a fully equipped, regional sales and service center that provides complete sealing solutions and superior, localized customer support.
The new Moerdijk QRC offers mechanical seal manufacturing, repair, failure analysis, and inventory backup for quick response to Flowserve customers in the Netherlands and throughout northern Europe. The facility is the latest in the growing Flowserve network of QRCs located in strategic regions around the world to provide unmatched local service and support to customers from a single, global source. Flowserve has opened or upgraded 16 QRCs worldwide in the past 18 months.
In addition to supporting active OEM customers in the Netherlands and providing faster service and support, Flowserve customers in the region will now have direct, local access to the company's LifeCycle AdvantageTM program. This premier equipment management program offers customers the ability to streamline inventory, reduce product life cycle costs, and extend equipment life. The Moerdijk QRC provides easy access to LifeCycle Advantage technical consultants, replacement parts, and extensive service and repair offerings that are all part of the program.
"In opening our new QRC in Moerdijk, we have responded to market demand for highly localized support for our Dutch customer base," said Mark Fallek, vice president, marketing, Flowserve Flow Solutions. "Our superior level of service and global network of QRCs ensure Flowserve is ready to respond to customer needs quickly, completely, and with unmatched technical and engineering expertise."
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